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[PORT] update on SKOS Core development activity for SWBPD-WG

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 17:25:36 +0100
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Hi all,

Here is an update on recent SKOS Core dev work for SWBPD-WG.

-- Current Proposals --

The following are latest tabled proposals for modifications to SKOS Core:

(1) Ordered/Labelled Collections


(2) Additional Note Properties


(3) Support for Subject-Based Indexing


(4) Relocating Semantic Relation Property Extensions


(5) Published Subject Indicators for Concepts


-- Progress on Documentation --

The *SKOS Core Vocabulary Specification* stands at


This is generated by a python script from the RDF description of the SKOS
Core vocabulary.  As changes are made to SKOS Core, so this document will be

The *SKOS Core Guide* is under development on the SkosDev wiki.  The table
of contents with links to drafts of sections is at


This is progressing well, with first drafts for most sections.

-- Discussion Issues --

(1) 'skos:denotes' and the relationship between SKOS concept schemes and
other RDF descriptions.

A proposal was made for a new property ('skos:denotes') in SKOS Core to
express relationships between SKOS Concepts and RDFS/OWL
Classes/Individuals.  The ensuing debate and corresponding points of view
are summarised and linked from:


No consensus has yet been reached on this issue.

(2) Support for versioning and change management; representations of concept
status and stability.

In preparation for a draft section of the SKOS Core guide on versioning and
change management, a discussion was undertaken regarding change management
practise in the thesaurus community.  See the thread 'candidate and
deprecated concepts' which follows from the email:


The draft section as it stands on the wiki is at:


(3) Lexical relationships

Support for expressing lexical relationships within SKOS Core was briefly
discussed.  See the following and followup emails:



That's all.

Alistair Miles
Research Associate
CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Building R1 Room 1.60
Fermi Avenue
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
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